Recently, I started working out with kettlebells, and they're great. But I'm not always able to motivate myself enough to really see results. I tried a DVD and an MP3 download. Both are good, but I run into the same problem as other fitness videos -- they are the same every time you do them.
Boot Camp offers motivation -- in the form of Joe, our "drill sergeant" -- variety, camaraderie and fun. Yes, I said fun. "Our bodies want to have fun*," Joe says.
And for all the jokes about it being torture, this workout really is fun. Think about it. Would you rather:
- Spend 30 minutes running on a treadmill or spend 30 minutes running around the yard with your kids (or spouse or dog)?
- Spend 30 minutes "climbing" a StairMaster or spend an afternoon climbing an actual mountain?
- Go to the gym or go out dancing?
- Workout alone in your living room (or a gym) or workout with a great group of women in a sunny park?
A great added benefit to working out at 7 a.m. (there are even earlier classes!) is how much more I accomplish throughout my day.
*I wanted to include Cyndi Lauper here, but I can't embed the video. Go here to enjoy: